Jersey’s diverse society
Local communities of Madeiran, Polish, Romanian, British and other backgrounds, enrich the Island and open-up opportunities to create new cultural identities and fresh connections.
According to the most recent census:
Protecting the rights of EU citizens
The European nationals that call Jersey home make an invaluable social, cultural and economic contribution to our Island community.
Jersey has one of the highest proportions of resident EU nations (16%) outside the EU.
Jersey’s EU settlement scheme ensures EU nationals can continue to live and work in the island after Brexit. The scheme protects the rights of EU nationals who lived in the island prior to 2021 and ensures these residents have the right to relocate to the UK if they wish to post-Brexit.
In 2021, over 16,000 successful applicants had been granted settled status out of over 17,000 applications.
Supporting resident communities
There are currently 11 Honorary Consuls in Jersey, and the Government of Jersey is committed to supporting their work.
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